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2 years 10 months ago

Earthquake rattles New Zealand city; no injuries

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) - A magnitude-4.7 earthquake he rattled the quake-weary New Zealand city of Christchurch. There are no initial reports of serious injuries or damage. Authorities reportedly closed the inner city after Friday's quake and asked people to leave as a precaution. The city has been rocked by...

3 years 1 week ago

Tonga's King George Tupou V dies

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - Tongan media are reporting that the Pacific island nation's king has died at a hospital in Hong Kong. The media reports said 63-year-old King George Tupou V died late Sunday. The nation's government has yet to release a formal statement about the death, although officials...

4 years 1 month ago

Earthquake hits New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - The mayor of a New Zealand city rattled by a strong earthquake says there are reports of serious injuries from the temblor. Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker says Tuesday's quake left people in the city council building injured, and he's heard reports of other serious...

4 years 7 months ago

Study links acetaminophen, asthma in teens

Teens who take acetaminophen have double the risk for asthma compared to those who'd never taken it. That's the finding of a new study by the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand, published online in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The scientists studied teens who...

4 years 10 months ago

Youth Symphony ensembles this Sunday

Ensembles from the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony will perform the works of Haydn, Dvorak, Debussy and Bach this Sunday in the Hillside Neighborhood. The concert is a fundraiser for the Youth Symphony, to pay for its upcoming trip to Australia and New Zealand. The suggested donation is $10. ...

5 years 2 weeks ago

Woman sells souls to highest bidder

The rare spirits that went under the gavel at a recent online auction in New Zealand weren't aged brandies or hard-to-find liqueurs. Instead, two glass vials purportedly containing the ghosts of two dead people sold for $2,830 New Zealand dollars ($1,983) at an auction that ended Monday night. ...

5 years 5 months ago

Olympic financing-- How about a brothel?

The New Zealand Olympic Committee is threatening legal action against an athlete who wants to finance his bid for the London Olympics with proceeds from an unusual source: a brothel. Taekwondo athlete Logan Campbell says his parents spent close to $100,000 to get him to the Beijing Olympics, where...

5 years 5 months ago

Earthquake, tsunami hit South Pacific

Update: NBC News reports that the death toll is at least 40 following a massive earthquake and tsunami in the South Pacific near Samoa. A visitor says a beach village has been "wiped out" on the island of Samoa, after a powerful earthquake sent a tsunami ashore. The quake, with...

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